Veterans Affairs

VA creates new Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization
By Jessica Davis 11:33 am July 13, 2018
Deputy National Coordinator Genevieve Morris will work closely with the Veterans Health Administration and the VA CIO on the new $16 billion Cerner EHR.
VA secretary hearing about EHR, Cerner

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By Jessica Davis 11:54 am June 28, 2018
President Donald Trump’s choice to lead the veterans’ agency, Robert Wilkie, also says he would not privatize veterans’ healthcare if confirmed.
VA VistA EHR review by GAO
By Jessica Davis 09:35 am June 28, 2018
The amount averages about $1 billion a year, less than the projected $16 billion for the Cerner platform -- which Congressional members say doesn’t encompass the whole price tag.
Veterans Affairs Cerner EHR install will go live by 2020

Chairman Phil Roe, MD, speaks during the House Committee on Veterans Affairs hearing on Tuesday. Credit: Veterans.house.gov

By Jessica Davis 02:41 pm June 26, 2018
But several representatives pressed the department on the “staggering” cost of the project during the VA House Committee meeting.
VA open FHIR API project discussion at HL7 event
By Jessica Davis 04:15 pm June 19, 2018
Veterans Health Affairs’ director of standards and interoperability warns that FHIR is not a cure all, just one valuable asset in a tech toolbox.
EHR happenings and interoperability initiatives in May
By Tom Sullivan 09:29 am June 01, 2018
Apple, Allscripts, athenahealth, Cerner and others made noteworthy moves in the last few weeks.
VA leadership shakeup with Trump administration
By Jessica Davis 04:01 pm May 30, 2018
The agency’s Deputy Secretary Thomas Bowman announces his retirement, as Trump names yet another acting secretary to fill the post left by Robert Wilkie.
Cerner President Zane Burke talks about DoD MHS Genesis EHR
By Jessica Davis 02:03 pm May 21, 2018
On a call with investors, Burke praised the EHR pilot at the Defense Department and suggested those negative media reports may have involved a competitor.
Trump shakes hands with acting VA secretary Wilkie at White House

President Donald Trump shakes hands with Robert Wilkie after nominating him to be next Veterans Affairs Secretary on Friday. Photo by Mark Wilson, Getty Images

By Jessica Davis 02:28 pm May 18, 2018
Joking that he “ruined the surprise,” the President made the announcement at the White House prison reform summit Friday afternoon.
VA secretary Wilkie announces VA signs Cerner EHR contract

Acting Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie delivers a brief statement during the daily news conference at the White House on May 17. The VA later announced its decision to sign Cerner contract. Photo by Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images)

By Jessica Davis 09:30 am May 18, 2018
After nearly a year of speculation, the Veterans Affairs Department will implement the same EHR as the Department of Defense.

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